Employment

Site & Facility Manager

  • Title: Site and Facility Manager
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Status: Full-time, average 32 hrs/wk
  • Classification: At-will, non-exempt
  • Position Start Date: September 6 (Start date is flexible)

Position Summary:

Hartley Nature Center is hiring a Site and Facility Manager who is responsible for facility upkeep, maintenance, and improvement. This will include creating a property management plan, performing general building, outdoor campus, and equipment maintenance, planning for facility use, developing and implementing health, safety and emergency plans, facilitating routine testing and inspections, maintaining communications infrastructure in conjunction with third party IT consultants, managing workspaces, security, and providing custodial oversight.

Hartley Nature Center:

Hartley Nature Center (HNC) is a non-profit environmental learning center located within the 600+ acre city-owned Hartley Park in Duluth, MN. Governed by a board of directors, HNC has a talented and dynamic staff of full and part-time educators and administrative support staff. HNC provides environmental education programs for thousands of children and adults each year. A building expansion is due to be completed in July which will allow Hartley programs and services to expand.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain building and building systems, including ventilation, geothermal, and solar; coordinate with outside professionals as needed
  • Perform light carpentry, plumbing, and basic electrical repairs
  • Maintain outdoor campus and campus facilities including the yurt, lean-to, pavilion, composting toilets, amphitheater, playscape, sheds, bridges, and boardwalks
  • Assist with maintenance of teaching and programming sites
  • Create a predictive, reactive, and preventative maintenance program; keep maintenance records and document maintenance processes; respond to maintenance emergencies as needed (may include after-hours emergencies).
  • Manage maintenance and utility contracts (gas, electric, sewer, phone, internet, etc.)
  • Coordinate and assist with facility rentals and special event preparation and clean-up
  • Perform snow and ice removal on walkways, sidewalks, and trails leading to and from the building and outdoor campus. Manage ice dams, and remove snow and ice from roof, solar panels, yurt, and other buildings as necessary
  • Coordinate lawn mowing and trimming along trails and walkways; assist with trail maintenance as needed
  • Coordinate with the City of Duluth and other park partners on greater park maintenance projects including ski trail maintenance, driveway and parking lot maintenance, dog waste stations, and trail and boardwalk maintenance
  • Test and maintain building security and fire suppression systems, assist with emergency action planning and coordination, coordinate building security and ensure facility meets compliance standards
  • Assist with the maintenance and organization of programming equipment including van, canoe trailer, snowshoes, skis, boots, nets, etc.
  • Assist with maintenance, cleaning, and organizing of tools (saws, vacuums, pumps, snowblower, trimmer, mower, etc.) and tool storage areas (mezzanine, mechanical room, storage containers)
  • Assist with workspace management across all areas of the building (office, exhibit hall, classrooms, bathrooms, etc.) and help facilitate renovations or remodels
  • Supervise custodial crew and any seasonal maintenance workers
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a written health and safety program following OSHA standards; provide yearly training to all staff
  • Coordinate trash and recycling pick-up and develop and maintain a hazardous waste program

Preferred Skills:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in operations, facility maintenance, project management, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in facilities management or similar program
  • Certified facility manager (CFM) from international facility management association
  • OSHA health & safety certification
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and NFPA standards
  • Proficient in using Google, including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive

Essential Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass and maintain all required background checks

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Some experience with electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC maintenance
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Good time management skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Self-motivated and task oriented
  • Must be a problem solver
  • Must be flexible
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to work as part of a team; ability to communicate and collaborate with people across multiple departments
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and have a record of regular attendance
  • Must be able to demonstrate a positive and flexible attitude towards co-workers, program participants, parents, and visitors

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Will work indoors or outdoors in variable climate conditions (hot, cold, dry, wet, windy)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. routinely
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Must be able to actively move for up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to work around children
  • Must be able to occasionally hike up to 1 mile or more

Hours and Benefits:

  • StatusAt-will, full-time (roughly 32 hrs/week), non-exempt
  • Title and Compensation: Site & Facility Manager, $19/hour
  • Hours: Average 32 hours/week
  • Benefits: Paid vacation and sick time; up to 3% match on Simple IRA; flexible schedule; priority registration for preschool and camp programs; discounts on preschool and camp programs
  • Reports toExecutive Director

Application Procedure:

Email the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

Email your application to:

Matt Willey, Operations Director
Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave Duluth, MN 55803
operations@hartleynature.org

No phone inquiries, please.

Hartley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, sexual orientation/identity/expression, marital status or familial status.


Occasional Substitute Preschool Teacher

  • Title: Substitute Teacher
  • Reports to: Preschool Director and Assistant Preschool Director
  • Status: Occasional, part-time
  • Classification: Non-exempt
  • Term: School year (mid-August through May) – with opportunities for summer employment

Position Summary: Hartley Nature Preschool is seeking occasional substitute preschool teachers to support the preschool’s mission of inspiring life-long connections with nature through education, play, and exploration while supporting the whole child’s development and preparing children for school. Hartley Nature Preschool operates as a program of Hartley Nature Center, a non-profit environmental learning center located within the 600+ acre Hartley Park in Duluth, Minnesota.

Position Details:

  • Occasional part-time
  • Wage: Starting at $16/hour

Hartley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, sexual orientation/identity/expression, marital status or familial status.

Application Procedure:

Submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Email your application to:

Kaitlin Erpestad, Preschool Director
Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave Duluth, MN 55803
(218)-724-6735
psdirector@hartleynature.org

No phone inquiries, please.


Internships

Our interns work among a friendly, dynamic staff that is dedicated to carrying out Hartley Nature Center’s mission of inspiring lifelong connections with nature through education, play and exploration. As the area’s only urban nature center, Hartley Nature Center is situated within a beautiful 660 acre city park and serves over 25,000 people annually, including over 10,000 youth through summer camps, school group field trips, public programs and more. We accept resumes year-round and offer a variety of different internships like seasonal, part-time and full-time. Read more in the brochures and job description links posted below.

Environmental Education Internship

Depending on the season we will have two to twelve interns on staff teaching as part of our Environmental Education program. EE Interns spend a lot of their time teaching campers, school groups and the public. In addition to the teaching, interns will also have opportunities to explore the park, learn new skills and dive deeper into individual projects.

Interested?

Send your resume along with a cover letter describing your career goals and interests in this program and a minimum of two professional or educational references. Direct applications and questions to:

Mary Oliver, Education Director
Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave Duluth, MN 55803
(218)-724-6735
education@hartleynature.org


Environmental Studies Stewardship Internship

Please note, we are not currently hiring ESS interns for summer 2022 due to the pandemic. We will update information here as things change.

2020 ESS Intern Brochure

Hartley Nature Center offers a 140 hour stewardship internship for college students/graduates seeking a hands-on experience in a beautiful location that is centrally located in Duluth, Minnesota. The internship takes place June through July. Interns receive hourly compensation and exposure to a wide variety of elements of the ESS field that may include:

  • Invasive species removal & landscape restoration
  • Biological monitoring
  • Construction & facilities maintenance
  • Environmental education
  • Non-Profit/urban park management
  • And more…

Does this sound like something you might be interested in?

Send us your resume, cover letter describing your career goals and interests in this program, and contact information for at least two professional or educational references. Direct applications and questions to:

Matt Willey, Director of Operations
Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave Duluth, MN 55803
(218)-724-6735
operations@hartleynature.org